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College Soccer News – National Team of the Week – Week Ending September 17, 2017

Alan Winn – Senior – Forward – North Carolina Winn, who hails from Garland, Texas, scored twice in the Tar Heels 3-2 win over William and Mary. He also added a goal in UNC's 2-1 win over rival Duke. North Carolina improves to 6-1-0.  
Brandon Guhl – Sophomore – Forward – Butler Guhl contributed a helper on teammate Joel Harvey's goal to help the Bulldogs edge Evansville 1-0. He also netted a pair of goals to help Butler come from behind to top Creighton 3-2 in a key Big East contest. Butler improves to 5-2-0. 
Samson Sergi – RS Sophomore – Forward – Xavier Sergi's header after receiving a cross from Simen Hestnes was the difference maker as Xavier topped Georgetown 1-0 in overtime. The goal was Sergi's fourth of the season to date. Xavier is unbeaten in its last six contests to improve to 5-1-1. 
Cody Gibson – Redshirt Sophomore – Forward – Seattle Gibson scored two goals to help power Seattle past Santa Clara 5-2. He also netted the game-winner in Seattle's 1-0 win over Drexel. Gibson has scored five goals in the past three contests to help the Redhawks secure a 6-1-0 record. 
Matteo Bennati – Freshman – Forward – Belmont  Bennati drove a header into the back of the frame after receiving a cross from Julian Lucumi Villegas to give Belmont the edge they needed to defeat Georgia State 1-0. He also alertly slotted a rebound into the back of the net to help the Panthers top Milwaukee 2-1. Belmont improves to 3-1-2. 
Paul Geyer – Senior – Midfielder – Sacramento State Geyer was a catalyst on both sides of the ball helping Sacramento State secure a 2-1 win over Utah Valley and a 4-3 win over Northern Illinois  to improve to 4-3-0.  
Ema Twumasi – Sophomore – Midfielder – Wake Forest Twumasi scored twice in Wake Forest's 3-0 win over Appalachian State. He also contributed a goal with an assist from teammate Jon Bakero to help the Demon Deacons top Pittsburg 2-0.  Wake Forest is now 6-1-0.
Sean Clarke – Freshman – Midfielder – Cincinnati  Clarke scored the game-winning goal when he lofted the rebound of his own shot into the net in the eighty-second minute of play in the Bearcat's 1-0 win over Kentucky. He also contributed a goal and an assit in Cincinnati's 3-1 win over Bowling Green. The Bearcats up their record to 4-2-1.  
Javier Carbonell – Junior – Midfielder – Georgia Southern  Corbonell was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball in the Eagle's 2-1 win over Coastal Carolina in a key Sun Belt Conference contest. He skillfully contributed the assists on the goals scored by teammates Gonzalo Talavera and Aldair Cortes. Georgia Southern is now 3-3-1. 
Tanner Dieterich – Sophomore – Defender – Clemson  Dieterich was solid on both sides of the ball in Clemson's 1-0 win over Boston College. He made a nice move to create space and converted what proved to be the game-winner in the victory over Boston College. He was also part of a gutsy Tiger defense. Clemson improves to 5-1-0 and will host UCLA on Tuesday. 
Niall Logue – Senior – Defender – Ohio State Logue was part of a solid Buckeye defensive effort that resulted in shutouts against Penn State 3-0 and Rutgers 1-0 to give Ohio State a 6-1-0 overall record with a 3-0-0 mark in Big Ten play. He also scored out of a free kick in the contest with Penn State. 
Kyle Saunderson – Junior – Defender – UMBC Saunderson converted a header out of a corner kick and a header out of a free kick to help power the Retrievers to a 3-2 victory over West Virginia. Freshman midfiedler Matt Bailey contributed two helpers in the win. UMBC also tied George Washington 1-1 to conclude the week with a 4-1-1 record.    
Nils Leifhelm – Senior – Goalkeeper – Rhode Island  Leifhelm made the key stops that he needed to make including two in the final minutes of regulation in the Ram's scoreless tie with New Hampshire. Leifhelm has recorded three consecutive shutouts to up his career total to nineteen. Rhode Island is now 3-2-1 while New Hampshire is 5-0-2.    


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